Castlefinn/ Castlederg Road blocked following crash

first_img Facebook By News Highland – December 6, 2018 DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitter Google+ Pinterest Pinterest WhatsApp Gardai in Letterkenny are investigating an earlier crash on the Castlefinn/ Castlederg Road.The single vehicle collision occurred at around 12pm this afternoon.Donegal County Council are advising that the road is currently blocked.No further details are known. Homepage BannerNews Castlefinn/ Castlederg Road blocked following crash Google+center_img Twitter WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleIrish Water respond to road blockage between Meenaleck and RanafastNext articlePringle’s Fossil Fuel Divestment Bill to be signed into law News Highland last_img read more

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Update to Essential Maintenance Statement for Greenkeepers

first_img13 May 2020 Update to Essential Maintenance Statement for Greenkeepers Introduction to UpdateThe following update (Version 4) to the Essential Maintenance Statement for Golf Courses has been produced in association with BIGGA and is published in view of alteration to Government regulations in Scotland and Northern Ireland following those made in England and Wales.Safe Routine Maintenance Practices for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern IrelandFocus on hygiene and social distancingEnsure staff members work separatelyAllocate individual machinery to one worker onlyIf multiple staff are on site, then stagger working hours and break timesLimit or prohibit use of communal areasRegularly disinfect any surface that is contacted e.g. door handles, fuel pumps, communal machineryEnsure there is a robust lone working policyEnsure that golfers and greenkeepers are kept separate from each other and observe social distancingUpdatesUpdates will be provided as necessary. Tags: Coronaviruslast_img read more

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Governor Inslee Proclaims June 2014 as General Aviation Appreciation Month

first_imgFacebook13Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Port of OlympiaGeneral aviation airports, including Olympia Regional Airport, received a boost from Gov. Jay Inslee when he declared June 2014 as General Aviation Appreciation Month in Washington.In his proclamation, Inslee specifically recognized how general aviation airports enhance the state’s economy, transportation system and the lives of Washingtonians. 

Washington is home to 134 public-use airports. The state’s aviation system supports 248,500 jobs, $15.3 billion in wages and $50.9 billion in economic activity annually. 

“Washington state has a dynamic system of airports that year after year strengthen our economy and quality of life,” said Tristan Atkins, director of aviation for the Washington Dept. of Transportation. “I’m optimistic that Gov. Inslee’s proclamation will encourage people to visit some of our state’s unique and diverse airports in June.”Community members and visitors from around the state will gather at Olympia Regional Airport on June 14 and 15 for the 16 annual Olympic Air Show, sponsored by the Olympic Flight Museum

The governor’s proclamation was informed by the 2012 Washington Aviation Economic Impact study, completed by the Washington Dept. of Transportation’s Aviation Division. The proclamation highlights how general aviation, aerospace, aircraft manufacturing and other aviation activities contribute to Washington’s economic health and vitality.last_img read more

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Marine Park Decision Not Till Aug. 12

first_imgThe final decision for what will be eventually constructed at Marine Park has yet to be determined but public opinions continue to run strong. The borough Park and Recreation Advisory Committee has made its determination Monday evening following its meeting as to what direction should be taken for the proposed development of the borough-owned park. However, the committee’s views will not be made public at this juncture, the committee’s chair, John Lefever, announced on Monday, telling audience members on hand that the committee wouldn’t entertain anymore public comment on the three proposals under consideration.
“We’ve already heard from everybody on that stuff,” Lefever said, “so we’re not going to go through that again.”“It feels very unfair,” fired back borough resident Rosemary Pappa, who wanted to let her feelings be known.
Any decision the advisory committee may have arrived at, is far from the last word on the plans. According to Borough Councilwoman Linda Schwabenbauer, who also chairs the council parks and recreation committee, the process now has her committee deliberate on the matter and should it reach a consensus it would move on to the mayor and full council for consideration. “You’re still welcome to reach out to the council members,” Schwabenbauer said. When it comes before the council there will be an opportunity for public comment, officials were quick to note.Schwabenbauer did acknowledge on Tuesday the advisory committee did reach a unanimous decision, following an executive session Monday evening.What have captured local public attention are three proposals for Marine Park and the now damaged and unusable tennis courts. One plan calls for building a boathouse and catering hall and would incorporated educational and recreational programs offered by the Navesink River Rowing Club and the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association, along with having kayak and canoe rentals available for the public.Another plan, put forth by Locust resident James Cullen involves contributing $500,000 for the restoration of the tennis courts, which have been in use since 1930. A private entity would manage and maintain the courts for members and public use. Those courts have had a long, loyal following among players and enthusiasts, being one of the remaining public red clay courts in the state. Super Storm Sandy damaged the courts in 2012 and they have remained unrepaired since the storm.The third proposal, offered by Jetsun Enterprises, a private group, is the most ambitious and the one that is sparking the most debate in the community.That plan would construct an 18-hole miniature golf course, synthetic ice rink that would be available for year round use, a food concession stand and a boathouse offering canoe rentals; there would also be driven golf carts available to take customers to and from off site parking.Schwabenbauer conducted a public forum in May on the proposals. “I think the process is working the way it’s suppose to,” Schwabenbauer said, providing considerable public input prior to a decision.Among those offering public opinion, have been members of the Monmouth Boat Club, Union Street. The club, which overlooks Marine Park, has been operating since 1879.Roughly 20 club members attended the July 22 borough council meeting, thinking incorrectly the proposals would be under consideration.The tennis court proponents and boat club members have been waging a concerted effort to have their feelings known but “I’m hearing from all sides,” acknowledged Borough Councilwoman Kathy Horgan, a member of the council’s parks and rec committee.“It looks good on paper,” charged Pat Corr, commodore of the Monmouth Boat Club, of the Jetsun proposal. But, he continued, “It’s just too intense of a use.”Corr and boat club members would like to see a scaled back blending of the other two proposals – restore the tennis courts and allow for water activities on the Navesink River.Pappa seemed to share Corr’s opinion. She called the Jetsun proposal “a circus.”“This doesn’t sound like Red Bank to me,” she said.The council’s parks and rec committee was scheduled to meet in closed session on Tuesday evening. The committee, consisting of chair Schwabenbauer, Horgan and Borough Councilman Edward Zipprich, would take under consideration the advisor y committee’s decision; subject it to a criteria as to how it would benefit the community. If the council committee reaching a decision the matter could come before the entire council at the Aug. 12 public meeting but there are no guarantees, Schwabenbauer advised.Ultimately this is a good thing, Schwabenbauer insisted. “I think it’s an oppor tunity to clean up something that’s been a mess for 2 1⁄2 years,” she said, referring to the damaged and deteriorated courts.last_img read more

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Disqualified driver arrested after testing positive for cannabis and alcohol

first_imgGardaí arrested a driver in Letterkenny this morning who was found to be disqualified and under the influence of drugs and alcohol.The detection was made in the early hours of this Thursday morning.Gardaí had stopped the vehicle before carrying out roadside tests. The driver, who was already disqualified from driving, tested positive for cannabis and failed the alcometer test. The car had no NCT and was seized.The driver was arrested and was charged to appear in court.Gardaí took to Facebook to urge motorists to think of others before they get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence: “This Season of joy could quickly turn into a Season of pain for families should this sort of driver behaviour continue on our roads. Please do not ever drive under the influence of alcohol/drugs.“Ensure that your car is roadworthy. Road conditions are set to worsen with the predictions of frost/ice. “Do not take unnecessary chances on the road. Do not risk your life or the life of others. It is the Season of good will….please have good will towards yourself and towards others you will meet on the road!”Disqualified driver arrested after testing positive for cannabis and alcohol was last modified: December 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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2015 ACC Tournament Bracket, Schedule, Analysis

first_imgACC tournament bracket for 2015 season.The 2015 ACC men’s basketball tournament is set to begin this Tuesday, March 10 and conclude on Saturday, March 14. It will take place at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, NC. Here’s the bracket, along with the times for each game. Ticket information is available here. 2015acctourney(@LifeOfADukeFan)Every ACC Tournament game will be available on either ESPN or ESPN2, as well as the ACC Network. dukeFavorite: DukeVirginia clinched its second straight ACC regular season title after finishing 16-2 in conference play and 28-2 overall. The Cavaliers are a good bet to clinch a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, and have perhaps the toughest defense in the nation, but right now it is hard to argue against Duke as the hottest team in the league. After a shaky (by Duke standards) 4-3 start in ACC play, the Blue Devils rattled off 11 straight wins to finish with a 15-3 conference record. Duke’s explosive offense hasn’t been held under 70 points since January, when it became one of only two teams to beat Virginia, knocking off the Hoos 69-63 in Charlottesville. Duke has the most talented post player in the country in Jahlil Okafor, a terrific guard combo in Quinn Cook and Tyus Jones, and a dynamic wing player in freshman Justise Winslow. There should also be plenty of Duke fans making the trip to Greensboro, which gives Coach K’s team a definitive edge over most ACC foes. ncstateSleeper: North Carolina StateIt is hard to get a read on the Wolfpack this season. Mark Gottfried’s team is capable of losing to the ACC’s bottom feeders (88-84 at Wake Forest, 79-63 at Boston College), but it also holds wins over Duke, Louisville, and North Carolina this season. The ‘Pack is coming off of a very nice season-ending win against Syracuse, defeating the Orange 71-57 in Raleigh. N.C. State enters the ACC Tournament as the No. 7 seed, and will face Pittsburgh, a team that it defeated 68-50 in early January, in its first game. With a win, the Wolfpack will have a chance to pick up a second win against Duke. N.C. State fans should also have a strong showing in Greensboro, as they did last year, when the Wolfpack made a run to the semi-finals, helping push the team off the bubble and into the NCAA Tournament. The Wolfpack are no lock for the Big Dance, and can help themselves with a good performance in Greensboro once again.last_img read more

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Most actively traded companies on the TSX

first_imgSome of the most active companies traded Friday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (16,349.44, down 63.50 points)Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX:ACB). Health care. Up 12 cents, or 0.92 per cent, to $13.16 on 30.8 million shares.Canopy Growth Corp. (TSX:WEED). Health care. Up $1.68, or 5.2 per cent, to $34.00 on 9.5 million shares.Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH). Health care. Up 66 cents, or 3.57 per cent, to $19.16 on 5.5 million shares.Element Fleet Management Corp. (TSX:EFN). Financial Services. Up six cents, or 0.62 per cent, to $9.67 on 5.2 million shares.Fortune Minerals Ltd. (TSX:FT). Miner. Down two cents, or 5.41 per cent, to 35 cents on 4.9 million shares.BlackBerry Ltd. (TSX:BB). Wireless communications. Up 49 cents, or 2.94 per cent, to $17.17 on 4.2 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Telus Corp. (TSX:T). Communication services. Down 15 cents, or 0.32 per cent, to $47.13 on 799,610 shares. The company is buying the western operations of AlarmForce Industries from Bell Canada. Telus will pay about $66.5 million to acquire about 39,000 customer accounts in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan — representing nearly 40 per cent of the total AlarmForce customer base in Canada.last_img read more

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Report rips costly decisions in California wildfire fight

first_imgLOS ANGELES — A new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California’s Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history.The report released this month by a firefighting group says the U.S. Forest Service spent tens of millions of dollars to fight a fire long after it burned into wilderness and posed little threat to lives or homes.It cost $262 million to fight the Soberanes Fire that destroyed 57 homes. A bulldozer operator was killed fighting the fire.The fire burned for nearly three months until October and charred 206 square miles (534 square kilometres).The report by the Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology says the fire was an example of “excessive, unaccountable, budget busting” efforts to suppress fire at all costs.The Forest Service says it is committed to reducing costs of fighting big fires.Brian Melley, The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Canadians and retailers toy with risk and reward through mystery box trend

first_imgTORONTO — When Toronto YouTubers Becky Wright and Kelsey MacDermaid picked up the mail last October, the sight of a bright blue box had them bubbling with excitement.The duo, who call themselves the Sorry Girls and make do-it-yourself videos on YouTube, had shelled out $67 for the box on eBay, but had no idea who it was from or what was in it.The package was one of the thousands of “mystery boxes” advertised and sold online by average joes hoping to make a quick buck, hobbyists who take delight in orchestrating a game of risk and reward and businesses looking to get in on the craze.Boxes typically go for as little as $20, but some have fetched as much as $50,000. What’s inside remains a secret until it’s opened by the purchaser, but social media shows some people discovering Apple MacBook computers, Louis Vuitton wallets and Rolex watches, while others have found holiday ornaments, DVDs, action figures or even broken electronics.Wright and MacDermaid’s box was full of crocheted items — a pumpkin, fingerless gloves, a headband, a hat and a dream catcher.“We got lucky, unlike most people who order these things,” Wright said.They said they have since noticed YouTubers buying the boxes — primarily because they are a fast and easy way to rack up views for a channel.“I was seeing some getting so ridiculous. (They would say) ‘I bought a $5,000 mystery storage locker of stuff,’” said Wright. “That’s crazy.”Kent Sikstrom, Kijiji Canada’s community relations manager, said in an email that the company doesn’t have any official policies limiting the sale of mystery boxes, but chalked it up to being a “fad/trend of the month” and said it is “likely being exaggerated for entertainment purposes.”Meanwhile, eBay’s policy does not allow “mystery items where contents aren’t identified,” but The Canadian Press found plenty of boxes with no descriptions of what’s inside listed on the site.Camille Kowalewski, eBay Canada and Latin America’s head of communications, clarified the boxes are allowed if you indicate the type of item enclosed.Kowalewski said boxes with collectible or sports themes get the most traction, but said she has noticed retail brands and specialty goods companies wading into the trend.Muji sold Fukukan or “lucky cans” that contain handmade traditional lucky charms from different regions in Japan in November, while Nordstrom has rolled out $25 “surprise bags” it stuffs with seven or eight small items from accessory and memento maker Three Potato Four.Brian Ehrenworth, the president of sports collectibles company Frameworth, said his company also jumped on the trend, which he first learned about three years ago when he saw someone selling mystery boxes at a trade show.A few buyers were excited with what they got in their boxes, but others were disappointed. Ehrenworth, whose company has long-standing relationships with athletes, figured he could use his connections to put a twist on the model that would see every buyer walk away with something of considerable value, limiting the gamble to which team the merchandise they got was related to.Within six months, Frameworth was selling its first set of mystery boxes. That set and every other one following it has sold out.The latest version is being sold for $250 plus shipping on eBay, though they are advertised as having an average value of $725. Each includes an authentic, autographed, fully-stitched and officially licensed NHL jersey, though buyers won’t know which they’ll receive. Fifty of the 200 available boxes will have a jersey from an NHL All-Star or Legend such as Sidney Crosby, John Tavares, Auston Matthews, Wayne Gretzky or Bobby Orr, but one contains a “golden ticket” redeemable for a Sidney Crosby game-used stick valued at $5,000.“They might not get (the Crosby product), but they should be happy with the product they receive because if they don’t like it, they can put it back up on eBay,” Ehrenworth said.Reselling anything in his boxes, he said, should be easy because interest in the NHL is broad, but he warns that reselling mystery box items you are unhappy with might be difficult if you buy from sellers that are just as secretive as their boxes.“There are a plethora of companies that will do this kind of thing. Some of them are very reputable, but a lot of them in our industry are not,” he said.“If you have someone working out of their basement forging autographs and you are buying from them because it is cheaper, then let the buyer beware. You are probably going to end up getting ripped off.”Follow @Tara_Deschamps on Twitter.Tara Deschamps, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

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